Coaching Staff

Head Coach Brian Dunn

Brian Dunn begins his fifth season as head volleyball coach at Union. Dunn has led the Lady Bulldogs to two regular season conference titles in three seasons and their third consecutive NAIA Region XI Tournament appearance. Dunn also led his Lady Bulldogs to their fourth straight NCCAA MidEast Region title and a runner-up finish in the NCCAA National Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs finished the 2001 season with a 32-6 record to up Dunn's four-year coaching record to 145-35.

Dunn has also led the Lady Bulldogs softball program to a 314-63-1 record over the six seasons he has been at the helm. Union softball has accomplished five straight seasons with 50 plus wins along with five straight Top 10 rankings in the NAIA. The Lady Dogs have earned four consecutive TranSouth Conference Championships and have won the NAIA Region Championship three of the last four seasons. Dunn took his squad to their third NAIA World Series in four seasons, including two in a row. In 2002, the Lady Bulldogs also captured their second straight NCCAA National Softball Championship.

During his five-year tenure at Union, Dunn has coached 46 all-conference, 33 all-region, 18 All-American, and 20 scholar athlete award winners. Dunn has earned 18 coach of the year awards including being named the 1998, 2001, & 2002 NCCAA National Softball Coach of the Year.

Dunn is a 1989 graduate of San Diego State University, where he helped lead the baseball team to a Western Athletic Conference Championship and a Top 25 national ranking. His coaching career began at Riverside High School in Parsons, Tennessee where he led the Lady Panther softball team to their first appearance in the state tournament.

Brian Dunn is married to the former Emily Garrett, a 1986 graduate of Union University. They have two daughters, Addison Grace(4) and Ashlee Claire(2).

Coaching Records (Year by Year)

Year Head Coach Record
2001 Brian Dunn 32-6
2000 Brian Dunn 35-10
1999 Brian Dunn 44-6
1998 Brian Dunn 34-13

Jennifer Sabourin - Graduate Assistant Coach

Jennifer Sabourin is now in her second season at Union as a graduate assistant coach her first season as a with the women's volleyball team.  Sabourin served as the graduate assistant for softball in 2002.  She played the final two years of her college career for Coach Dunn and the Lady Bulldogs national recognized softball program. Sabourin, from West Branch, Iowa, is the daughter of Richard and Tana Sabourin and has two brothers, Jeremiah and Joshua.

While coaching this season, Sabourin is working on her masters’ degree in Human Growth and Development. She graduated in 2001 from Union University with a B.S. degree in Physical Education and Health.

In her senior season at Union, Sabourin led the conference in hitting and was selected at the TranSouth Conference Player of the Year, along with being named all-conference, all-region, and all-American. Sabourin helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a NCCAA National Championship and a third place finish in the NAIA Softball World Series. In her four years of college softball, she led her teams to an overall record of 245-26 while reaching all-American status on the junior college level (NJCCA) and on the senior college level (NAIA and NCCAA).

 

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